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Community-Based Research Projects

2015 Projects

Student Fellow: Megan Alexander, '16 (Human Biology)
Research Team: Carol Winograd, MD (Emerita Professor of Medicine and Human Biology); Teresa Johnson (The Health Trust)
Project: The project aims to answer the question: Can an exercise program be designed for an elderly, physically impaired population that is appealing, appropriate in rigor, and maintainable? Specifically, the project will aim to identify possibilities of exercise in homebound seniors receiving Meals on Wheels from the Health Trust, a Silicon Valley-based charitable organization. 

Student Fellows: Hannah Karpel, '16 (Human Biology); Emily Stebbins, '17 (Spanish)
Research Team: Dr. Lisa Chamberlain (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics); Maya Ragavan, MD (Pediatric Resident); Sarah Lucha (Next Door Solution to Domestic Violence)
Project: Intimate partner violence (IPV), defined as behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological, economic, or sexual harm, is recognized as a serious medical and public health concern. This project will be evaluating a carefully designed health education curriculum that is currently being implemented for survivors of IPV and their children.

Student Fellow: Devika Patel, '16 (Product Design Engineering)
Research Team: Bhavna Hariharan (Lecturer Mechanical Engineering); Devendra Parekh (Environmental Sanitation Institute, India)
Project: The project intends to explore the factors contributing to global preparedness efficacy (GPE) from a community perspective that contribute to successful collaboration. 

Student Fellow: Melissa Eidman, '16 (Biology)
Research Team: Dr. Gabriel Garcia MD (Professor of Medicine); Javier Kinny (Yurok Tribe Department of Self-Governance)
Project: The primary goal of the project is to improve the standard of healthcare on reservations across the United States by answering the following questions: Who is responsible for providing healthcare for indigenous peoples?  How is healthcare provided?  And who regulates these services?  The project will work with tribes directly to understand how the system is executed. 

Student Fellow: Crystal Romero, '16 (Human Biology)
Research Team: Anne Fernald (Associate professor in Human Biology); Veronica Goei (Grail Family Services)
Project: Grail Family Services is an East San Jose organization that provides accessible information to low-income Spanish-speaking parents of young children. The goal of the project is to develop and validate an assessment tool that can be easily administered by the Grail Family Services staff, and at other agencies that adopt this program.